Alternative wedding guest outfits 2023

Wedding season is just around the corner, and we are ready to embrace the joy of dressing up once more. If you already have a diary full of Spring weddings to attend and are feeling a bit of dress fatigue, do not fear, as there are countless modern wedding alternatives than the trusty midi dress to see you through. Enjoy luxe  fabrics and tailoring to create a one-of-a-kind look that you can be sure no other guest will be wearing. Take a look at some of our favourite alternative wedding guest outfits below…


This effortlessly chic look adds the wow factor to a wedding outfit and countless other events, making it a wardrobe staple rather than just a special occasion piece. This beautiful modern alternative is effortlessly stylish, which would wow at a wedding and beyond. Bright colours and luxe fabrics make it perfect from Spring through to Winter. We get asked all the time, Can you wear trousers to a wedding? and the answer; yes of course you can, gone are the days of the old fashioned wedding formalities. Dress it up with a camisole and heels; then the next week wear it with a white t-shirt and trainers to the office. 



One of the newest to our collection, the perfect piece for a less formal affair, a jumpsuit is a fantastic option for a spring wedding if you feel like you have some dress fatigue but still want a glamorous piece. The beautiful elongating design and swishy lightweight silk make it flattering for all, and as with all our collections, our jumpsuits are available in size 6 – 26. There is no such thing as a plus size wedding outfit section on our site. Finish with some black sandals, a shawl and bold earrings. 



A tailored jacket is a lifetime wardrobe piece, we have so many different styles, lengths, and sizes all of which look chic in a sea of dresses. Choose a bold print from our raw silks, or select a cashmere to make the jacket an everyday wardrobe essential. Oh, so versatile, and you can mix and match it to wear in any season. This is the perfect piece if you want something special: a different colour, a different fabric, a piece you can represent yourself your way—style with a structured shift dress or our classic cigarette trousers. Stick with the simple jewellery box of colours: sapphires and emeralds, or ruby reds if you want a classic look or try our beautiful embroidered silk for something to stand out in.



The bride and groom of modern wedding guest outfits, a co-ord is a real game changer to create a bespoke look. We are bringing back the age of the atelier meaning each of our items are handcrafted for our customers to have a special piece which is personal to them. With our different styles and fabric options, we have over 2000 combinations creating not only a bespoke piece but something that works extra hard in your wardrobe. Match our silk cigarette trousers with a beautiful tailored Juna Jacket or if you are tall choose our Bhumi  jacket.



A silky slip dress, known for its simple elegance and timeless superiority, is an investment piece you know you’ll get so much wear out of. From wedding guest or bridesmaid to a festival all with a simple change of accessories. Versatility is key when shopping for new pieces and the slip dress certainly achieves both a daywear and evening wear status. The silk falls and gives such a beautiful silhouette to any size or shape and exudes understated elegance. Choose from our extensive colours to match your skin tone.  Style with minimal sandals and a blazer for a brisk spring wedding or just as it is as we head into summer. 


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Shibumi is a small independent brand that champions slow fashion, many of our items are made to order so please leave enough time before your special occasion before you purchase your garment.